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Grateful Dead Live at Alexandra Palace on 1974-09-11

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Grateful Dead Live at Alexandra Palace on 1974-09-11


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This show has been commercially released as "Dick's Picks, Vol. 7"

Scarlet Begonias, Mexicali Blues, Brown Eyed Women, Beat It On Down The Line, Sugaree, Jack Straw, Row Jimmy, Me And Bobby McGee, Tennessee Jed, Big River, It Must Have Been The Roses, Playin' In The Band Phil & Ned*-> Jam-> Eyes Of The World-> Jam-> Wharf Rat, Around And Around, Ship Of Fools, Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad, Sugar Magnolia, E: U.S. Blues


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Alexandra Palace
Location London, EN

Source Soundboard
Lineage Candelario Matrix MSR > Dat > CD

Notes

Candelario Matrix MSR D CD except
first 15:22 of Seastones (on Disc #2): AUD
end of Sunshine Daydream and encore: AUD
See info file for details; Mastering by Dave Greenberg; via Jed Distler; Seeded to etree by Jim Powell and Jay Gerland; See note in 'public comment' area regarding d3fix md5's

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Reviews

Reviewer: sdesmond - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 12, 2016
Subject: i like this show
listening today for the first time ever. it is a good sounding show, nothing remarkable but very smooth.

fyi, me and bobbi mcgee is labelled as me and my uncle.
Reviewer: fibber - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 15, 2013
Subject: Seastones
As others have pointed out, the beautiful and unique second set is the real attraction here, otherwise for the most part a good recording of a solid '74 show. Scarlet Begonias opener has a bummer mix problem but it gets sorted in time for the nice jam. Go to one of the other sources to actually hear it.

For all of you Seastones haters: get over it already. Overall it was and still is electronic music of the highest quality, and so much better than all of the lame midi flute 'n' trumpet space crap they were phoning in during the 80s and 90s. But jeez no worries, there is always another Mexicali Blues or Sugar Magnolia or the abysmal Tennessee Jed (talk about a 'snoozefest') right around the corner so it's all good.
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 16, 2011
Subject: Scarlet Begonias opener
a possible best-ever version?

Eyes>space>Wharf is also pretty awesome, very unique stuff with Ned.

but i agree that seastones is a major snoozefest.

not a great show maybe, but and interesting one at the very least...
Reviewer: Mu-tron - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 23, 2009
Subject: Genius
Breathtaking and beautiful. Jam out of Eyes and into Wharf Rat....Wow.
Reviewer: skuzzlebutt - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 14, 2005
Subject: Great show, but Seastones sux
Ah yes, another great '74 show sullied by Seastones. Too bad. Not my favorite of these shows (I like the night with the Dark Star>Dew better), but it's still great....except, again, for the Seastones. It's just utter garbage.

As for the recording, it's a nice one, although I wish they'd used the aud patch for Scarlet on this version.
Reviewer: Franklin's Towel - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 7, 2005
Subject: That's not Ned on Playin....
...as he plays in the second set and your review complaining about there being too much space in this show is absurd - this is a highly unique performance. 1974 was the most out-there for the Dead since 68. Sounds like you need some 77.
Reviewer: L. Rosley - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 5, 2005
Subject: Can you have too much space?
Ned is good not just in Eyes. Listen to the way Ned is dueling with Jerry on Playin'. Also, nice first set, great second set, or at least or pieces of it.

I give this a 4 because there's just too much space. There's space in Playin', and it's good. This is followed by a bunch of Phil and Ned, which is not good, which goes into Seastones, also a snooze. Then we get a great Eyes, followed by space. A nice Wharf Rat comes up, then, you guessed it, more space. The Dead is more than space. There's the emotion of Jerry singing and playing on all those Garcia/Hunter songs, dancing and rocking to Bob and Jerry, and the ensemble jamming that noone else can duplicate.

This was a great run of shows. I agree with a previous review that the 9/10, the night before, is better, with a fabulous Dark Star->Dew. And it doesn't have Seastones.
Reviewer: ripple95 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 15, 2005
Subject: melts into a dream
Set 2 of this show is one of my favorite sets of Dead music ever. The band could do just about anything at this stage in their careers. The spacey intro to eyes is unreal as the band jams for what seems like forever. The set is a fascinating look at the band as an improvisational unit. We also get the bonus of Ned Lagin joining in on the jams. Why this set didn't make it on the dicks picks from this run of shows is beyond me, as I feel it is one of the most inspiring sets of their career. Thanks to the archive for spreading the magic.
Reviewer: MindBender65 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 9, 2005
Subject: OH YEAH
This show is special. Very special. That eyes of the world is fuckin killer! Ned's presence is complements the band perfectly. This is a six star show for sure. But, that damn aud patch at the end for sunshine daydream and us blues really, really sucks. What a horrible way to end a great show. That patch seriously bums me out. For Scarlet Begonias when Kid was messin with the levels and the last two songs I give -1 stars. So, over all that balances out to a 4. Seastones....blah
Reviewer: birdsgosouth - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 13, 2005
Subject: Seastoned
Some (many) people aren't into Seastones, but this is the ultimate version, 40 minutes and there's more than just Phil & Ned on it!!! You really hear the stereo partitioning of the wall of sound here..... fantastic stuff!! Killer jam after Eyes....has a certain Dark Star quality....
This show reminds me of 10/18/74 with the monster 2nd set growing out of a full band Seastones, and a little rockin 3rd set to bring everybody back......
Reviewer: Pookietooth - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 3, 2005
Subject: One of the best
Second set is one of the best I've ever heard. I'd like to see the second set by itself as an official Dead release.
Reviewer: DeadDave50 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 28, 2004
Subject: CRISP
Sound quality is unreal for 30 year old recording.Thanks to everyone resposible.Long live LVM and the sounds of the DEAD.
Reviewer: Benzosity - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 2, 2004
Subject: Acid night...
...Ned said that this was an LSD night and you'd believe with the second set.
Phil is very much ON this show, propelling the rest of the band along. Scarlet is the opener and they jam it out well, one of the best versions before Fire on the Mountain. The Playin' shows the synchronicity that the band had during this run. It sounds like the product of a single entity.
Seastones actually gets pretty interesting once Billy joins on drums, and it turns into an Eyes jam which lasts about 5 minutes before Jerry restates the opening riff and begins the song. Wharf Rat appears after an extended Jam with a strong intro, and very well played in all, one of the better versions from '74.

I like this show a lot. Phil is completely on top of things for every song, and the jams are extra sweet. I give a 4 though, because 9/10 is just too amazing the night before.
Reviewer: juanie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 4, 2004
Subject: Dick's Picks #7
tracks appearing on DP7 (w/ DP track#):

Beat it on down the line (d1t6)
Tennessee Jed (d1t7)
Playing in the Band (d1t8)
Jack Straw (d2t3)
Brown Eyed Women (d2t4)
Big River (d2t5)

Not the most represented on DP7 (see previous night), but a solid second
Reviewer: dirty jev-o - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 4, 2004
Subject: 2 keys are better than one
yep...ned WAS a member on this night ....good jam on eyes....doesn't get in the way of the boys at all....nice pad for jerry to spring from..oh yeah phil was kickin extra hard here too...sound quality is great....seems like after 71 the tape got a little more compressed sounding.....but still great! phil and ned are the baddest jam band!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: Krabcake O. Canada - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 1, 2004
Subject: Set 2 is a spacy masterpiece
This is a pristine-sounding Europe '74 show with many highlights, especially the truly spacy second set. Ned Lagin sits in on keys for the entire set, which is capped by an Eyes of the World as good and unique as they come. Once it finally emerges from Space, it rolls from the get-go. It begins with over five minutes of inspired, possibly acid-fueled two-keyboard jamming on the Eyes riff before the first note is sung. Check this out for some prime late 1974 Dead.
Reviewer: Krabcake O. Canada - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 1, 2004
Subject: Set 2 is a spacy masterpiece
This is a pristine-sounding Europe '74 show with many highlights, especially the truly spacy second set. Ned Lagin sits in on keys for the entire set, which is capped by an Eyes of the World as good and unique as they come. Once it finally emerges from Space, it rolls from the get-go. It begins with over five minutes of inspired, possibly acid-fueled two-keyboard jamming on the Eyes riff before the first note is sung. Check this out for some prime late 1974 Dead.
Reviewer: Krabcake O. Canada - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 1, 2004
Subject: Set 2 is a spacy masterpiece
This is a pristine-sounding Europe '74 show with many highlights, especially the truly spacy second set. Ned Lagin sits in on keys for the entire set, which is capped by an Eyes of the World as good and unique as they come. Once it finally emerges from Space, it rolls from the get-go. It begins with over five minutes of inspired, possibly acid-fueled two-keyboard jamming on the Eyes riff before the first note is sung. Check this out for some prime late 1974 Dead.
Reviewer: svenkid - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 20, 2004
Subject: Europe '74
Oh yeah! this is the complete show from one of the dicks picks releases. In particular, the second set with the philnNed>eyes>warf rat is great and the levels seem balanced
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